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FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament

Japan

Date: May 31 to June 8, 2008

Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

Hosts Japan are joined by Algeria, Argentina, Italy as well as Australia, Korea, Iran and Thailand, the four best-ranked teams at the Asian Continental Championship, in the round-robin event that doubles up as the Asian Olympic Qualifying Tournament. The winner of the tournament plus the best Asian team (even if the winner is Asian) will qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Men's Volleyball Tournament.

Japan
Algeria
Argentina
Italy
Australia
Korea
Iran
Thailand
 

Match schedule

* All times are local

Saturday, May 31
Australia vs. Thailand (11:05)
Korea vs. Argentina (13:05)
Algeria vs. Iran (15:05)
Italy vs. Japan (18:00)

Sunday, June 1
Thailand vs. Algeria (11:05)
Argentina vs. Australia (13:05)
Italy vs. Korea (15:05)
Japan vs. Iran (18:00)

Monday, June 2 Rest Day

Tuesday, June 3
Algeria vs. Argentina (11:35)
Australia vs. Italy (13:35)
Iran vs. Thailand (15:35)
Korea vs. Japan (18:30)

Wednesday, June 4
Argentina vs. Iran (11:35)
Korea vs. Australia (13:35)
Italy vs. Algeria (15:35)
Japan vs. Thailand (18:30)

Thursday, June 5 Rest Day

Friday, June 6
Thailand vs. Argentina (11:35)
Iran vs. Italy (13:35)
Algeria vs. Korea (15:35)
Australia vs. Japan (18:30)

Saturday, June 7
Korea vs. Iran (11:05)
Australia vs. Algeria (13:05)
Italy vs. Thailand (15:05)
Japan vs. Argentina (18:00)

Sunday, June 8
Thailand vs. Korea (11:05)
Iran vs. Australia (13:05)
Argentina vs. Italy (15:05)
Algeria vs. Japan (18:00)
 

Paul Carroll (left) of Australia spikes
against Yung-Suk Shin and Young-Soo
Shin of Korea at the 2007 World Cup

 

 

The allocation of teams for the Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournaments was decided after the drawing of lots in Tokyo on March 3.

Tokyo has hosted many prestigious FIVB events over the years, and the first Olympic Volleyball tournaments took place in Japan's capital city during the 1964 Summer Games.

Brazil, Russia, Bulgaria, Egypt, Serbia, USA and Venezuela have already booked their tickets to Beijing through the FIVB 2007 World Cup or Continental Qualification Tournaments, while China have qualified as the host country.